Area Coroner - Manchester City - Area06/09/2019 23:59

The Coroner’s Court, The Royal Exchange Building in Manchester City centre

Area Coroner – Manchester City Area

Salary - £102,000

Manchester City Council is seeking to appoint a full time Area Coroner to support the Senior Coroner and the existing Area Coroner who is working part time in providing a high quality coronial service to Manchester residents.    Once a Coroner is appointed they are then a Judicial Office holder until they reach the age of 70 years (compulsory retirement age) unless they choose to resign or are removed by the Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chancellor prior to their 70th birthday. 

The post will be based at The Coroner’s Court, The Royal Exchange Building in Manchester City centre. The premises have only just been very recently opened and are modern state of the art facilities.  Office opening hours are 08.30am-4.30pm.  The salary includes statutory out of hours work as set out in the legislative provisions.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with excellent proven organisational case management and efficiency skills, as well as experience of managing and embracing change.  You will work closely with the local authority Head of Service and the Senior Coroner in addition to the existing Area Coroner to ensure value for money, performance and financial efficiencies.

You will be required to demonstrate knowledge and experience of coroner law and of basic medicine, have proven skills in conducting investigations, case management and conducting inquests. You will also need to demonstrate the excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal with sensitive situations.  You will need to be forward thinking, be passionate about providing a compassionate service to bereaved people and be able to work effectively with a range of partners.

The successful candidates will be required to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a coroner as defined in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and associated rules and regulations and as further described in various guidance issued by the Chief Coroner.

The successful candidates will be a barrister or a solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and satisfy the judicial-appointment eligibility condition on a 5 year basis.  They will be under the age of 70 and be subject to the appointment and eligibility conditions within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (s.23 and Schedule 3).

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Applications by way of CV and supporting expression of interest (no more than 2 sides of A4) to [email protected] by midnight on 6 September 2019.

Interviews will be conducted on 3 October 2019. 


The vacancy for this post has been notified to the Chief Coroner and Lord Chancellor (as required by statute).


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